Job (Author Job and/or Moses)

25:1And Bildad the Shuhite answered and said,

25:2Dominion and fear are with him; he maketh peace in his high places.

25:3Is there any number of his troops? and upon whom doth not his light arise?

25:4And how should man be just with łGod? Or how should he be clean that is born of a woman?

25:5Lo, even the moon is not bright; and the stars are not pure in his sight:

25:6How much less man, a worm, and the son of man, a worm!

26:1And Job answered and said,

26:2How hast thou helped the powerless; how saved the arm that is without strength!

26:3How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom, and abundantly declared the thing as it is!

26:4For whom hast thou uttered words? and whose spirit came from thee?

26:5The shades tremble beneath the waters and the inhabitants thereof;

26:6Sheol is naked before him, and destruction hath no covering.

26:7He stretcheth out the north over empty space, he hangeth the earth upon nothing;

26:8He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds, and the cloud is not rent under them.

26:9He covereth the face of his throne, he spreadeth his cloud upon it.

26:10He hath traced a fixed circle over the waters, unto the confines of light and darkness.

26:11The pillars of the heavens tremble and are astonished at his rebuke.

26:12He stirreth up the sea by his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through Rahab.

26:13By his Spirit the heavens are adorned; his hand hath formed the fleeing serpent.

26:14Lo, these are the borders of his ways; but what a whisper of a word do we hear of him! And the thunder of his power, who can understand?

27:1And Job continued his parable and said,

27:2As łGod liveth, who hath taken away my right, and the Almighty, who hath embittered my soul,

27:3All the while my breath is in me, and the spirit of +God is in my nostrils,

27:4My lips shall not speak unrighteousness, nor my tongue utter deceit!

27:5Be it far from me that I should justify you; till I die I will not remove my blamelessness from me.

27:6My righteousness I hold fast, and will not let it go: my heart reproacheth me not one of my days.

27:7Let mine enemy be as the wicked, and he that riseth up against me as the unrighteous.

27:8For what is the hope of the ungodly, when God cutteth him off, when +God taketh away his soul?

27:9Will łGod hear his cry when distress cometh upon him?

27:10Doth he delight himself in the Almighty? will he at all times call upon +God?

27:11I will teach you concerning the hand of łGod; what is with the Almighty will I not conceal.

27:12Behold, ye yourselves have all seen it; and why are ye thus altogether vain?

27:13This is the portion of the wicked man with łGod, and the heritage of the violent, which they receive from the Almighty: --

27:14If his children be multiplied, it is for the sword, and his offspring shall not be satisfied with bread;

27:15Those that remain of him shall be buried by death, and his widows shall not weep.

27:16Though he heap up silver as the dust, and prepare clothing as the clay;

27:17He may prepare it, but the just shall put it on; and the innocent shall divide the silver.

27:18He buildeth his house as the moth, and as a booth that a keeper maketh.

27:19He lieth down rich, but will do so no more; he openeth his eyes, and he is not.

27:20Terrors overtake him like waters; a whirlwind stealeth him away in the night.

27:21The east wind carrieth him away and he is gone; and as a storm it hurleth him out of his place.

27:22And God shall cast upon him and not spare: he would fain flee out of his hand.

27:23Men shall clap their hands at him, and shall hiss him out of his place.

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